William Chrisman’s girls track and field team won six events to place second at Wednesday’s Raytown Invitational, while the Bear boys won six events to place third.
Firsts for the Chrisman girls came from Kyana Mason in the 100-meter dash (13.23 seconds), Elizabeth Straub in the 1,600 (5:50), Chrisha Riley-Anderson in the high jump (5-foot-4), Sarah Daniel in the long jump (14-9 1/2) and triple jump (31-3 1/2) and the 4x100 team of Mason, Sydney Carter, Dasia Young and Alliyah Mayweather (52.56).
Runner-up finshes for the Bears went to Asia Young in the 100 hurdles (20.98), Mayweather in the 100 (13.85), Riley-Anderson in the 300 hurdles (53.97), Mason in the high jump (4-6) and pole vault (8-3), Jessica Roland in the shot put (33-0) the relay teams in the 4x800 (11:51.44), 4x200 (1:54.91) and 4x400 (4:32.97). Thirds came from Dasia Young in the 100 hurdles (21.08), Carter in the 100 (13.97), Mylisha Hurt in the 300 hurdles (54.6) and Asia Young in the long jump (14-3 1/2).
Dalvin Wilkerson won the 100 (11.28), Caleb Michell the 1,600 (5:18) and Bret Wolf the high jump (6-2) for Chrisman’s boys, and the Bears also won the 4x200 (1:32.92), 4x100 (45.14) and 4x400 (3:41.86). Domnick Braswell, RaSean Ellis, D’Vontae Brown and Wilkerson teamed in the 4x200; Mike Scherer, Ellis, Wolf and Brown in the 4x100; and Tim Paxton, Daryl Shaw, Malic Horn and Scherer in the 4x400.
Paxton also took second in the 800 (2:14) and third in the pole vault (9-3), and other thirds for Chrisman came from Brown in the 100 (11.83, tie), Scherer in the 400 (53.5), Mason Atagi in the high jump (5-4) and the 4x800 relay (10:11.02) in the four-team meet.
SMITHVILLE INVITATIONAL: Grain Valley hurdler Chelsea Gabriel placed first and second her events to lead the Eagles girls track and field team to second place at last Friday’s Smithville Invitational, while Trezelle Ray placed first and third in the hurdling events to lead Grain Valley’s boys to fourth place out of 16 teams.
Smithville won the girls meet with 89.5 points, 15 better than Grain Valley. Oak Park’s 102.5 points won the boys meet, with Grain Valley totaling 77.83.
Gabriel won the 100-meter hurdles in 16.58 seconds and was runner-up in the 300 hurdles (50.56). Sarah Turner added a runner-up finish in the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches).
Thirds for the Eagles came from Jordan Dodson in the 400 (1:05.94) and the 4x800 team of Claire Rose, Jessica Jaenson, Kayla Sanning and Lexi Allen (10:47.78). Rose in the 400 (1:08.2), Sanning in the 3,200 (13:40.38), the 4x100 (54.0) and 4x400 (4:24.9) and Kate Manz in the pole vault (7-0) chipped in fourths.
Ray clocked 15.73 to win the 110 hurdles and 44.41 for third in the 300 hurdles. Zach Clark in the long jump (19-3 3/4) and Michael Pellham in the 800 (2:04.94) nabbed individual second-place finishes.
The relay teams of Daniel Mahurin, Ethan Lasley, Marcus Nichols and Pellham in the 4x800 (8:47.18) and Nichols, Isaiah Duong, Pellham and Mahurin in the 4x400 (3:32.8) also took second. The other two relays were third. Brice Quinn, Blake Lacey, Duong and Clark timed 45.4 in the 4x100, and Quinn, Alexander Wilt, Nathan Vanderpool and Jake Hennrich timed 1:39.02 in the 4x200.
“Running in the cold winds is never fun, but we had some very solid performances tonight,” Grain Valley boys coach Marc Cleveland said. “Trezelle Ray was able to medal in both hurdle events and seems poised to have a good season.
“I thought it was great that all four relays medaled. Newcomers Isaha Duong and Marcus Nichols have really stepped up and been a real nice addition to the various relays. They match up well with our veterans, Quinn, Mahurin and Pellham. We were able to place in many other events to give the night a well-rounded performance.”